This is the part I have been waiting to share with you all
Hawaiian Food, and not just any old kind my friends
Not that nasty stuff they serve at the commercial Luaus
I'm talking about the true-blue thing
Young's Fish Market on Kalani street in Kalihi
I would love for you all to read the back story to this joint.
They use to be in a different location on Liliha street.
Both my husband and I have been eating at Young's for many years.
I can't remember when they moved, but I do recall the first time we went home, we had a heck of a time finding them.
We go for the family-style of eating alot of times and this is one of them. That way when you share, you can have a taste of everything
I could have ordered more, but we're here for a month, pace yourself Braddah & Sista' !!!
Above, working clock-wise from 12 o'clock we have Opihi; Combo plate; Squid Luau; Mini Kalua Pig plate
the little container above are the Opihi, prononced oh-pee-he, which are a limpet and yes, they are RAW
these are a delicacy
the are found on the shore break reefs or rocks and are extremely dangerous to collect making them VERY EXPENSIVE!
... and a little does go a long way
My husband's Laulau, think Hawaiian Burrito made of Taro leaves stuffed with roast Pork and Butter Fish, then steam the bundles, YUM!!!
He said that these are the best he's ever eaten and he's Italian!!
Above is Okinawan Sweet Potato, and you can kind of see the Pipikaula under it. The potato is so not like what you think of...
Pipikaula is like jerky, but not as dry and stringy and tough
Oh My Gosh!! Can I tell that I hade been SO waiting for this!? Squid Luau
Take Taro leaves and cook them in coconut milk and then add super tender diced Squid to the party
I ate it all by myself!! (did you hear my stomach growl?)
Poi with a sprinkle of Hawaiian Sea Salt, and no, it's not library paste
... and yeah, my husband doesn't care for it, but he's not Hawaiian, I AM!!
Above is what I would say is the perfect bite
a spoon full of Poi & an Opihi
I don't dare tell my younger sister where we went, she'd be REALLY upset
I Need A NAP!!!
This was a late lunch, we had a very small breakfast of cold cereal and juice.
Did you figure out yet that we did not bother with any supper?
I could hardly move!
I can honestly say that I had never been so stuffed in my entire life, but MAN!!! It was worth it.
To be continued ...